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ERIC Number: ED316022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Video in the Evaluation Process.
Pelletier, Raymond J.
The rationale and methodology for using videotape recordings to test foreign language listening comprehension are discussed. First, the advantages of using video in teaching and testing listening comprehension are examined and the specific listening skills to be developed at the beginning level are outlined. Issues in the selection of video segments to be used in testing are discussed, and guidelines for selection are provided. Transcripts of four video tests used for an elementary French program, representing the range of topics that can be covered and the variety of testing activities that can be generated, are presented. For each transcript, the target listening skill is specified, the interaction is transcribed, a number of testing options are described, and considerations in using the video are discussed, including its advantages for certain stages of learning and use of print materials in conjunction with the video. It is concluded that videos offer a unique way of training the specific listening comprehension skills of students if teaching and testing activities are properly structured. A one-page bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A